May 25th, 2019 / (134km/83mi, 670hm) After some last minute confusion about my motel next night – and it’s Memorial Day weekend here in the US, so places are pretty booked out – I start late, i.e. at almost 9am, which pays back badly during the day. It’s again getting super hot with temperatures quickly […]Read more "Day 28 / Houston, MO to Ellington, MO"
May 24th, 2019 / (148km/92mi, 1027hm) When I get out of the motel this morning in Pittsburg, KS, it is already 20°C warm. What a difference to the days so far – normally I would rather freeze than sweat. It is as if someone has just turned the AC from cooling to heating. And heating […]Read more "Day 27 / Pittsburg, KS to Houston, MO"
May 23rd, 2019 / (0km/0mi ride) I woke up at 5am this morning and looked outside. Still dark, but all cloudy sky. For the next 4 hours I am undecided what to do. I check all available sources for how the day will look like, how the next few days will be, how things are […]Read more "Day 26 / Dodge City, KS to Pittsburg, KS"
May 22nd, 2019 / (140km/87mi) Like a miracle after the last two days, the sun is out this morning and there’s no clouds in the sky. Still, I am only on the road shortly past 8am. I decided yesterday evening to deviate from the official TransAm bike trail route and take a detour south via […]Read more "Day 25 / Scott City, KS to Dodge City, KS"
May 21st, 2019 / (0km/0mi) Still waiting in Scott City for the weather to clear up. Today it still rained heavily, but towards the later afternoon the rain stopped and the wind calmed down. Since I couldn’t sit in my motel room any longer without getting nuts, I decided to walk a bit along the […]Read more "Day 24 / Scott City, KS"
May 20th, 2019 / (0km/0mi) A bad storm front is hitting the Great Plains and Kansas is impacted as well. Today it’s raining since the morning hours and wind is very strong outside. There’s more bad weather forecasted, with storms, floods and tornadoes all possible. Let’s see how far up north the problems will move […]Read more "Day 23 / Scott City, KS"
May 19th, 2019 / (168km/104mi) Today was an eventless day along CO-96, later KS-96. Weather was just fine, wind was low even though the forecast had predicted heavy winds in the afternoon. But it was calm, at least where I was. Perhaps I escaped the windy areas. When God was done designing Colorado, she must […]Read more "Day 22 / Eads, CO to Scott City, KS"
May 18th, 2019 / (182km/113mi) I get up relatively late – the car rental only opens at 8:30am. I pack my stuff as usual, decide to have “breakfast” at Dunkin’ Donuts next door. That one takes forever — people seem to have a hard time to choose which donut to take. Sigh. They all taste […]Read more "Day 21 / Pueblo, CO to Eads, CO"
May 17th, 2019 / (0km/0mi) When I wake up this morning it’s raining outside. The dark clouds stick around the mountains one can see from the windows and all in all it looks like weather one doesn’t want to ride a bike. The comforting feeling to have made the right decision starts coming up in […]Read more "Day 20 / Telluride, CO to Pueblo, CO"
May 16th, 2019 / (0km/0mi) It’s extremely windy today outside and wind gusts of up to 55mph have been forecasted. With the negative impressions of yesterday still present on my mind and having checked the weather forecast for the Colorado mountains in the coming days, I decide to take a rental car and drive from […]Read more "Day 19 / Moab, UT to Telluride, CO"